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The Ultimate Leftwing Hypocrisy: UK Feminist Party Has ‘No Position’ on Sharia Law

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Anne Marie Waters, PEGIDA UK campaigner

Left-wing hypocrisy knows no bounds. When it comes to fighting faux “rights issues” against fellow Westerners (in particular Christians) activists are quick to beat their chests. When it comes time, however, to face Islam, all of a sudden these same agitators fall silent.   Case in point: the UK feminist Women’s Equality Party apparently has no official position on sharia law, nor the growing number of “sharia courts” that have been springing up all over Britain.   If your official reason for being is to advance women’s rights, it seems odd to remain neutral on such a seminal issue. But then, these are leftists and intellectual consistency is not really their “thing.”  [1] Breitbart notes that Anne Marie Waters, a PEGIDA UK campaigner, wrote to the feminist party inquiring about its positions on sharia. Below is a recap of the limp-wristed response she received:

Ms. Waters asked the group what their stance was on Sharia courts to which the group replied: “The Women’s Equality Party is a non-partisan political party and the issue of Sharia councils is a partisan one so we do not have a party line.” The group maintained, however, that they were working with “those who have been forced into marriage or suffered FGM (female genital mutilation) or honour-based violence.”

Waters’ reacted with disdain and dismissed the party’s stated purpose as looking out for the rights of women. She said in her reply: “I’m sorry but that’s absurd.  This is a matter of fundamental importance for women’s basic rights, much less equality. It’s admirable that you want to support people forced in to marriage etc, but wouldn’t prevention be better? That involves some serious courage.”

Ending the email Ms. Waters accused the party of the same kind of “slacktivism” many on the left routinely exhibit when it comes to tough issues. She said: “It is clear to me that you will focus on uncontroversial matters while ignoring unimaginable cruelty to women right under your nose. Such a shame. Feminism has really become a joke.” [2]

Indeed it has. Because it’s easy to protest a make-believe “war on women,” but difficult to confront those who are imposing an actual war on women. Doing so would also mean unraveling the left’s narrative that Islam is peace-loving and is without fault, and to the left, upholding the narrative trumps everything — even that which they claim to stand for. [1]

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[5] Feminists take ABSURD stance on Sharia law, AllenWest.com, May 5, 2016

 

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